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Le Corbusier Decorative Objects

French, Swiss, 1887-1965

Swiss-born Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, best known by his adopted name Le Corbusier, was a highly influential architect, designer, painter, urban planner and writer whose career spanned almost five decades.

A pioneer of progress-minded modern architecture, Le Corbusier sought to impose a rational order on the chaos of the world through design. He rejected the excessive architectural ornament and developed a style that became known as brutalism, creating buildings with elemental geometric forms that were made of industrial materials such as steel and reinforced concrete. Le Corbusier believed that pure, well-designed spaces could offer a lesson in how little is needed to achieve happiness. To convey this notion, the architect prioritized modern, open interiors and emphasized light, rational designs. His architecture and interiors share a clear sense of space and structural order, underlining the beauty in harmony, proportion and simplicity.

Le Corbusier’s furniture espouses these same ideals. His designs are spare, minimal and efficient but at the same time offer supreme comfort. Collaborating with his cousin, Pierre Jeanneret, and trailblazing designer Charlotte Perriand, he devised such iconic pieces as the LC2 Petit Confort armchair and the LC4 chaise longue. Each couples a tubular chrome frame with soft, supple leather upholstery, lending an organic warmth to an industrially made design. In his furniture, Le Corbusier broke new ground in ergonomics. The shape of the LC4 chaise is taken directly from the human form; the classic cowhide upholstery makes the sitter feel weightless; and the piece features an adjustable positioning mechanism to promote total relaxation.

Such planning and intelligence were the hallmarks of Le Corbusier’s career. Whether in his designs for private residences such as the Villa Savoye near Paris, apartment towers like the Unité D'habitation in Marseilles, or in his furniture, he worked toward a style of living that was expansive and flexible. The strength and simplicity of line of Le Corbusier’s sofas and other seating pieces give them a sculptural presence in any décor, yet they are sublimely restful. And as you will see on 1stDibs, Le Corbusier’s furniture reflects a worldly taste: it is at once refined, cosmopolitan and chic.

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Le Corbusier for Lumax Molded Glass Vide Poche Ashtray Catchall Desk Tidy
By Lumax, Le Corbusier
Located in Atlanta, GA
Crafted by the renowned French brand Lumax, this robust desktop vide poche is a stunning addition to any workspace or modern interior. Its sturdy construction is comprised of thick m...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier Decorative Objects

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Glass

Lumax Molded Glass Desk Accessory Ashtray Catchall, Design by Le Corbusier
By Lumax, Le Corbusier
Located in Atlanta, GA
This industrial thick molded glass desktop accessory, desk tidy, ashtray, or catchall, was manufactured by Lumax, France, in the 1950s. Original design by Le Corbusier. This lovely v...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier Decorative Objects

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Glass

Le Corbusier for Lumax Molded Glass Desk Accessory Ashtray Catchall
By Lumax, Le Corbusier
Located in Atlanta, GA
This 1950s industrial thick molded glass desktop accessory, designed by one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, Le Corbusier, is the perfect desk tidy, ashtray, o...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier Decorative Objects

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Glass

Designed by Le Corbusier for Lumax Nevada Molded Glass Vide Poche Ashtray, 1950s
By Lumax, Le Corbusier
Located in Atlanta, GA
1950s Industrial thick molded glass desktop accessory, desk tidy, vide poche, or cigar ashtray manufactured by Lumax, France. The original design by Le Corbusier, under the name "Nev...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Le Corbusier Decorative Objects

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Glass

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Le Corbusier decorative objects for sale on 1stDibs.

Le Corbusier decorative objects are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of glass and are designed with extraordinary care. Many of the original decorative objects by Le Corbusier were created in the mid-century modern style in france during the 1950s. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider decorative objects by Adrien Audoux and Frida Minnet, Marcel Vertès, and Le Grand Chêne. Prices for Le Corbusier decorative objects can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $325 and can go as high as $400, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $350.
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